November 6, 2023
By Kevin Glew
Canadian Baseball Network
The St. Louis Cardinals have claimed OF/1B Jared Young (Prince George, B.C.) off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.
The Cardinals announced the transaction on social media on Monday afternoon.
Young had been outrighted off the Cubs’ 40-man roster on Thursday.
In two stints with the Cubs in 2023, Young had eight hits – including three triples and two home runs – while scoring eight runs. His final promotion came on the heels of his excellent triple-A campaign with the Iowa Cubs that saw him bat .310 with 21 home runs and 72 RBIs in 90 games.
The 28-year-old Canuck also homered and had three runs in four games for Canada in the World Baseball Classic in March.
Selected in the 15th round of the 2017 MLB draft by the Cubs, the Okanagan Athletics alum played parts of six seasons in the minors before he made his MLB debut with the Cubs last season, going 5-for-19 (.263 batting average) in six games in September.